Vidal Sassoon - a life in cuts – Clothes designer Mary Quant, one of the leading lights of the British fashion scene in the 1960's and the designer responsible for the mini-skirt, having her hair cut by her fellow fashion icon Vidal Sassoon in 1964. Quant called Sassoon the "Chanel of hair".
Re-inventing of the 'bob' – Vidal Sassoonv creates his trademark style 'long bob with a soft fringe' for actress Janette Scott in 1963. The sleek hairstyle succeeded the bouffant styles of the 1950s.
Stylist to the stars – American actress Mia Farrow gets her hair cut short by Vidal Sassoon in 1967 while surrounded by photographers. Her famous pixie haircut was featured in the 1968 horror film Rosemary's Baby.
Cutting edge – Vidal Sassoon stands between two contrasting examples of his hairdressing at a teach-in at the Albert Hall, where he returned to hairdressing after a five-year break in 1975.
Vidal and Beverly – Vidal Sassoon, with his second wife Beverly, wearing a false beard, sideburns and wig, to mark the opening of his new barbers shop in 1972. He divorced three times and married his fourth wife in 1992.
Short crop – At the age of 20, Sassoon travelled to Israel to fight in the Arab-Israeli War. On his return to Britain he started working for the famous hairstylist Teasy Weasy Raymond, before opening his own salon in 1954. Here is is in 1976 with one of his famous short crop haircuts.
Chopping it off – English actress Sylvia Syms having her hair cut in preparation for her role as Peter Pan in London's Scala Theatre pantomime. Her hair is being cut by Roger, the short hair cut expert at Vidal Sassoon's London salon in 1965.
Vidal Sassoon 1928 - 2012 – British born Vidal Sasson is credited with revolutionizing haircuts in the 1960s. He was born in London to Jewish parents in 1928. He died of natural causes age 84.